Most homeless women are not fleeing family violence or related trauma, we are not substance abusers, we do not lack skills or education, we are fantastic at budgeting our money, we keep clean houses, we solve problems, we cook Sunday roasts, we may even polish our shoes, ...and we hide. No-one knows we exist. We... Continue Reading →
Where is the rigorous gender based research women need, both to identify gender specific needs and to determine how well they are being met?
Do we care that Australia has turned single women of all ages, and mothers with children, into refugees in their own land; living, hidden from public view, in insecure, unsuitable, overcrowded and often unsafe places.
This IS a crisis. It is a national emergency, when 200,000 households are on the public housing waiting list. 200,000 households are either already homeless, or unable to afford both rent and adequate food and utilities.¹
I wanted out of a twenty five year very difficult and mostly unhappy marriage. And so began a nomadic life.